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Poetic Investigations studies five contemporary writers whose radical engagements with poetic form and political content shed new light on issues of race, class, and gender. In a detailed reading of three American poetsSusan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, and Lyn Hejinianand two African-Caribbean poets, Kamau Brathwaite and M. Nourbese Philip, Paul Naylor argues that these writers have produced new forms of poetry that address the "holes," or erasures, in history that more traditional poetry neglects.
About the Author
Paul Naylor is an associate professor of English at the University of Memphis.